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International Affairs Division, International and Research Cooperation Department, National Institute of Informatics.

Since the start of the modern era of life science into genomics, vast amounts of data have been accumulated. Biologists are now faced with the pressure of information overload as they strive to make new discoveries based on the data collected in archival databases and journal publications.
On the other hand, the throughput and storage capacity of computer systems has greatly improved, enabling the development of new methods of investigation into life science problems. Some of the most promising of these exploit knowledge-rich resources such as ontologies, term lists and thesauri with the aim of providing computer software with a human-like level of understanding.
In this symposium our goal is to bring together researchers who work on biology and informatics to exchange opinions and identify the problems which require attention in the present research situation. Through discussion we hope to achieve a shared perspective that can help realize breakthrough technologies in the future.

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   Date and hour: Friday, March 11th, 2005 9:30 - 17:45
   Site: Takeda Hall, The University of Tokyo
5th floor, Takeda Sentanchi Bldg, Asano Campus (2-11-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo ward, Tokyo)
(10 min. walk from Todai mae Sta. of Nanboku line. 5 min. walk from Nezu Sta. of Chiyoda line.)
   Seating capacity: 250
   Attendance fee: Free  
*Simultaneous English-Japanese translation

Supported by: National Institute of Informatics
The 21st Century COE Program : Elucidation of language structure and semantics behind genome and life system: Prof. Toshihisa TAKAGI, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo
Japan Science and Technology Agency: Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology(CREST) : Advanced Media Technology for Everyday Living : Research on Advanced Technologies for Enhancing Information Mobility: Prof. Junichi TSUJII, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo